Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Development Operations Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 76 143
Rank change year-on-year +17 +67 +46
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 221 147 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.70% 2.56% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.91% 2.69% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 142 64
North West median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £390
90th Percentile £700 £586 £568
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.15% +107.69% -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £49.50 £47.25
% change year-on-year -11.62% +4.76% -21.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,653 5,463 6,597
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.98% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,543 3,436 4,242
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £586 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 251 241
North West median hourly rate £19.02 £18.50 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +14.09% -20.90%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.25 £11.04
90th Percentile £45.53 £48.00 £45.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +18 126 £575 +24.32% 35
Cheshire -9 42 £425 -15.00% 8
Lancashire +4 38 £500 -6.54% 8
Merseyside -5 3 £520 -3.26% 1
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 221 (100.00%) DevOps
2 128 (57.92%) Puppet
3 113 (51.13%) Jenkins
4 109 (49.32%) Docker
5 102 (46.15%) Terraform
6 100 (45.25%) Python
7 96 (43.44%) Amazon AWS
8 93 (42.08%) Linux
9 92 (41.63%) Ansible
10 69 (31.22%) Opscode Chef
10 69 (31.22%) Git (software)
11 63 (28.51%) Java
12 60 (27.15%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
14 54 (24.43%) Shell Script
15 51 (23.08%) Kubernetes
16 47 (21.27%) Microsoft Azure
17 42 (19.00%) Configuration Management
18 41 (18.55%) Open Source
19 40 (18.10%) Windows
20 37 (16.74%) nginx
21 36 (16.29%) Continuous Deployment
22 35 (15.84%) SQL
23 33 (14.93%) Groovy
24 32 (14.48%) Ruby
24 32 (14.48%) MySQL
25 30 (13.57%) Oracle
25 30 (13.57%) VMware
25 30 (13.57%) Amazon EC2
26 29 (13.12%) AWS CloudFormation

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (16.74%) nginx
2 26 (11.76%) Cloud Foundry
3 19 (8.60%) Tuxedo
4 14 (6.33%) Confluence
5 12 (5.43%) Apache
6 10 (4.52%) IIS
6 10 (4.52%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.17%) Jetty
7 7 (3.17%) Mongrel
7 7 (3.17%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.17%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 96 (43.44%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (21.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (13.57%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (13.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (12.22%) PaaS
6 21 (9.50%) npm
7 17 (7.69%) Amazon S3
8 14 (6.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (5.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (4.98%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (4.98%) Route 53
11 10 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (4.52%) OpenShift
12 8 (3.62%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (2.71%) Google App Engine
14 5 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (2.26%) GitHub
14 5 (2.26%) Serverless
15 4 (1.81%) IaaS
16 3 (1.36%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.95%) HTTP
2 11 (4.98%) DNS
2 11 (4.98%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.07%) SSL
4 8 (3.62%) DHCP
4 8 (3.62%) FTP
4 8 (3.62%) IPsec
5 5 (2.26%) Firewall
6 4 (1.81%) VPN
7 2 (0.90%) BGP
7 2 (0.90%) DSL
7 2 (0.90%) IPFIX
7 2 (0.90%) Junos
7 2 (0.90%) MPLS
7 2 (0.90%) MRTG
7 2 (0.90%) OSPF
7 2 (0.90%) SNMP
7 2 (0.90%) TACACS
8 1 (0.45%) AMQP
8 1 (0.45%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.48%) MySQL
2 29 (13.12%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (8.14%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (2.71%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.71%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.26%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.81%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.81%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.36%) Big Data
8 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.90%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.90%) SQLite
10 1 (0.45%) Redis
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 113 (51.13%) Jenkins
2 69 (31.22%) Git (software)
3 28 (12.67%) Travis CI
4 26 (11.76%) Maven
5 25 (11.31%) Gradle
6 24 (10.86%) Artifactory
7 23 (10.41%) IBM UrbanCode
7 23 (10.41%) JIRA
7 23 (10.41%) SonarQube
8 22 (9.95%) GitLab
9 21 (9.50%) CircleCI
9 21 (9.50%) gulp
10 19 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (4.98%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (4.52%) Selenium
13 9 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (3.62%) Cucumber
15 7 (3.17%) Bitbucket
15 7 (3.17%) JUnit
16 6 (2.71%) JMeter
General
1 8 (3.62%) Banking
2 5 (2.26%) Retail
3 3 (1.36%) Finance
4 1 (0.45%) Automotive
4 1 (0.45%) Back Office
4 1 (0.45%) Billing
4 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.41%) .NET
2 22 (9.95%) Elastic Stack
3 20 (9.05%) Node.js
4 19 (8.60%) Middleware
5 10 (4.52%) Spring
5 10 (4.52%) Web Services
6 7 (3.17%) React
6 7 (3.17%) Servlets
7 6 (2.71%) J2EE
7 6 (2.71%) JSON
8 5 (2.26%) hapi
8 5 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.81%) Spring Boot
10 3 (1.36%) LAMP
10 3 (1.36%) RESTful
10 3 (1.36%) Sensu
10 3 (1.36%) YAML
11 2 (0.90%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.90%) Kafka
11 2 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.17%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.26%) iPad
4 3 (1.36%) Clustering
5 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.90%) Fintech
5 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.45%) PKI
6 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 93 (42.08%) Linux
2 40 (18.10%) Windows
3 21 (9.50%) CentOS
3 21 (9.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (9.50%) Unix
3 21 (9.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.90%) Debian
4 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (100.00%) DevOps
2 60 (27.15%) Continuous Integration
3 59 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (19.00%) Configuration Management
5 41 (18.55%) Open Source
6 36 (16.29%) Continuous Deployment
7 29 (13.12%) Microservices
8 22 (9.95%) Scrum
9 16 (7.24%) Test Automation
10 14 (6.33%) TDD
11 12 (5.43%) E-Commerce
12 11 (4.98%) Software Deployment
13 9 (4.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 9 (4.07%) Migration
13 9 (4.07%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (3.62%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (3.62%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 8 (3.62%) Unit Testing
15 7 (3.17%) Deployment Automation
15 7 (3.17%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 100 (45.25%) Python
2 63 (28.51%) Java
3 54 (24.43%) Shell Script
4 35 (15.84%) SQL
5 33 (14.93%) Groovy
6 32 (14.48%) Ruby
7 29 (13.12%) Perl
8 27 (12.22%) Bash Shell
9 17 (7.69%) PowerShell
10 12 (5.43%) PHP
11 6 (2.71%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.26%) C#
13 3 (1.36%) Java 8
14 2 (0.90%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.90%) PHP 7
14 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.45%) C
15 1 (0.45%) Go
15 1 (0.45%) VBA
15 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (9.95%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.81%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 109 (49.32%) Docker
2 26 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.71%) Xen
5 5 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.90%) etcd
6 2 (0.90%) KVM
7 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 128 (57.92%) Puppet
2 102 (46.15%) Terraform
3 92 (41.63%) Ansible
4 69 (31.22%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (23.08%) Kubernetes
6 14 (6.33%) Prometheus
7 11 (4.98%) Packer
7 11 (4.98%) Salt
8 10 (4.52%) Grafana
9 6 (2.71%) Kibana
9 6 (2.71%) ZABBIX
10 5 (2.26%) logstash
10 5 (2.26%) Nagios
10 5 (2.26%) Rancher
11 3 (1.36%) Consul
12 2 (0.90%) collectd
12 2 (0.90%) Graphite
12 2 (0.90%) Icinga
12 2 (0.90%) Netcool
12 2 (0.90%) Observium
Vendors
1 30 (13.57%) Oracle
1 30 (13.57%) VMware
2 19 (8.60%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.79%) Google
4 8 (3.62%) Black Duck
5 7 (3.17%) IBM
5 7 (3.17%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.26%) Blue Prism
6 5 (2.26%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.36%) PagerDuty
7 3 (1.36%) Splunk
8 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco
8 2 (0.90%) Ericsson
8 2 (0.90%) Huawei
8 2 (0.90%) Juniper
8 2 (0.90%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.90%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.45%) SAP
9 1 (0.45%) WSO2